Former SDS activist Bruce Hartford describes how the local chapter at San Francisco State College created a game called "Americana" on the commons prior to the big strike in 1968. A Shaping San Francisco interview conducted by LisaRuth Elliott and shot by Chris Carlsson in June 2011. Topics: San Francisco State, 1968, SDS, anti-war, 60s, Sixties, alienation, student movement
In April 1990, some friends toured the East, from East Berlin to Sczcezin, Poland, to Gdansk, Warsaw, and Wroclaw, and finally to Prague, Czechoslovakia. We encountered a wildcat train strike across the border in Poland which at the time seemed rather momentous, with aspiring middle-class politicians representing "Solidarnosc" pitted against the rank-and-file train workers. We rode across Poland in a cab, met anarchists and other radicals along the way, and even have a short clip of... Topics: Anti-Economy League of San Francisco, Eastern Europe, East Berlin, Poland, Gdansk, Solidarnosc,...
Francis Calpotura describes the importance of an identity-based organization, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, in organizing communities around environmental justice concerns. Topics: environmental justice, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, APEN, Asian American, identity politics
Artists’ Television Access (ATA) was founded in 1984 by artist John Martin and Marshall Weber. Originally a quirky art warehouse space called the Weber/Marshall Gallery located on 8th Street in the SOMA district. Due to a fire in 1986, the gallery moved to 992 Valencia Street in San Francisco in the Mission District and was renamed the Artists’ Television Access. It has shown underground movies, videos, and performance art. Filmmaker Craig Baldwin provides a history and an insight into... Topics: ATA, SOMA, Mission District, underground, media